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Poster: kochman Date: Jan 10, 2009 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

My friend had that, it was fun to play with toy soldiers...

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 10, 2009 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

(uh oh....) as long as my toys win! haha

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 10, 2009 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

It was "navarone mountain" playset I believe circa 1976. The lizards were not included. The music underneath proves you shouldn't play with such violent toys.

I traded my micronauts for microdots.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 10, 2009 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

Actually, I think it's kinda cool...I always thought they couldnt get the scales right for different components though (ie, rocks vs men vs tanks vs planes) unless you dropped down to 1/72" (I think?)...

Brings back memories. Growing up, as kids would grow out of it you could land massive reinforcements for peanuts by buying up their used stock as they quickly realized girls and drugs were expensive habits...much less, records.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 14, 2009 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

Yeah, even as a kid it bothered me that the landing craft and other accessories were not to scale at all.. I used to do the HO (1/96th if I remember correctly) and a brief flirtation with 1/48 before the discovering the wonder of 1/72 (and sometimes 1/76th what's up with that?)... you could get the same model airplane in 72 for a third of 48 and display twice as much... that is if you are a nerd and never packed it all away and stuck it under the stairs to dust, break and fade until you die and they sell it on ebay as an estate sale... hobbies....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 14, 2009 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

Oh yeah; there was this great company that made these little tanks and other vehicles, and I think you are right, they were 1/96 cause they were too small to match the HO men that came it sets of 48 men (like Afrika Corps, etc.), but they were the most realistic little tanks and such and they had everything. When my kids were little I went into a hobby store and the guy knew all about them, I think he said they were "Rocco" or crap, can't recall...will have to google and try to find them...or maybe they were HO...damn. Memory.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 14, 2009 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

Airtfix is the company and they were 1/76th all others are just clone molds of them and have been released in various forms throughtout the years... yeah I was into that too much, NERDISM runs in my family.

http://toysoldierhq.com/

I love the russian globby bootleg stuff...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 14, 2009 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

Holy Crap!

Those are them!

Amazing...

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 15, 2009 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

I believe you may be thinking of the Matchbox plastic army men and vehicles that were HO or 1/96th scale now that I think about it!

NERD

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 14, 2009 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Annoying mediocre weirdness

from the thread title, i thought you were discussing this:

http://www.archive.org/details/paf2008-12-31.balcony.neumann140eq.96813.flac16

my bad.